This year I've been a little more experimental...playing with abstract a little bit.
For these little colorful pieces I used.
1) two small wooden frames (mine were two dollars each at a second hand store)
2) acrylic paint
3) clear nail polish
The frames had a hard cardboard back that laid flush against the frames. I painted the cardboard white and then went to town squeezing tubes or acrylic paint on it. Since it's acrylic it dried within a few hours. Instead of matte I wanted it to have a glossy look. Rather than buying a spray gloss i bought a cheap bottle of clear nail polish and spread it generously over both pieces. The only down side is that the nail polish gives the painting a strong smell for a while but that fades.